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>Subject: CFP: Bodies of Myth - New Perspectives (UK) (1/31/07; 7/13/07)
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>From: "David Kennedy" <[log in to unmask]>
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>CALL FOR PAPERS
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>Bodies of Myth - New Perspectives
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>The Department of Humanities at Leeds Trinity & All Saints invites =
>submissions for a one-day conference on myth on July 13th 2007.
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>The conference is dedicated to exploring mythological figures and themes =
>in all areas of the humanities - from foundational myths of faith and =
>nation to retellings of traditional stories - and the significance of =
>these images and motifs in contemporary culture. The conference welcomes =
>wide interpretations of the term 'contemporary' and contributions need =
>not be confined to literature and culture of the last 10 years.=20
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>Topics of particular interest include but are not limited to:
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>=A7         Myths of otherness - past and present (e.g. vampires, =
>witches, 'aliens among us' science fiction)
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>=A7         Myths of metamorphoses and body transformation (e.g. =
>retellings of Ovid, body art, etc.)
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>=A7         Myths and nations.
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>=A7         Celebrities and archetypes (e.g. the extent to which =
>cultural figures such as Marilyn Monroe and Princess Diana embody mythic =
>archetypes)
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>=A7         Heroes, heroines, saints and martyrs.
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>=A7         Creative, performance-based or multimedia responses to the =
>overall theme. (e.g. short readings or performances, screenings of short =
>films and video works)
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>Historical, theoretical, formalist, and political/cultural methodologies =
>are welcome, as are submissions concerning all literary and visual =
>genres, including those that treat literatures and cultures other than =
>English. Submissions taking an interdisciplinary approach are =
>particularly welcome.
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>It is envisaged that there will be a number of panels covering different =
>aspects of the overall topic so proposals are invited for contributions =
>of 15-20 minutes in length.
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>Deadline for Submission: January 31st 2007
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>Please submit a 250-word abstract no later than January 31st 2007 to the =
>email address below. If you are interested in making a creative, =
>performance-based or multimedia contribution then please contact the =
>conference co-ordinator Dr. David Kennedy to discuss what facilities you =
>might need before sending a detailed proposal. Submissions must include =
>name, contact information, and institutional affiliation as appropriate.
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>Contact: Dr. David Kennedy via email at: [log in to unmask] =
>Alternatively by post to: Leeds Trinity & All Saints, Brownberrie Lane, =
>Horsforth, Leeds LS18 5HD, UK.

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